We always have some extra time to spend before we can check into our beach house late Sunday afternoon. So this year Kim and I thought we'd check out a nearby state park.
We had hopes we might see some wildlife, particularly some water birds.
We walked a couple of trails through the Spanish-moss laden forest...
...and right away we did spy this red-headed woodpecker flying past us and landing nearby.
Anticipation was high.
It shouldn't have been.
Goose Creek had nary a goose on it. Or any bird, for that matter.
In fact, that red-headed woodpecker would turn out to be the most exciting wildlife spotting of the afternoon.
But we did provide meals for a few hordes of mosquitoes who feasted on our sweet Yankee blood. Of course, it was right in the middle of a cloud of mosquitoes that Kim decided he just HAD to use the bathroom behind a tree. Seriously??? So I swatted while he squatted.... Yes, we sure do know how to have fun together!
Oh, I guess we should count this dragonfly too in my list of wildlife spottings.... That makes 3 living creatures (I'm counting the clouds of mosquitoes as one huge nasty creature).
I'm thinking this would make a nice spot for a hammock. If only it weren't the home for a gazillion skeeters....think again....
Well, I have to admit I was quite disappointed. Since Goose Creek was a big goose-egg for us, we thought we'd see if Bath offered anything.
It is, after all, the oldest town in the state of North Carolina.
A historical site.
I know you probably can't read this, but Bath was originally an Indian town that white men took over in 1690. Bath has lots of firsts...the colony's first public library and the oldest church.
There's a cute little shop on THE intersection of town....
...but that's about it. We drove around a couple of blocks, but nothing piqued our interest enough to get out.
We can check those two destinations off our list. One and done.
But we did kill a little time exploring...
...Goose Creek and Bath.